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What types of files can Notation products read?

Notation products can open MIDI files of format 1, into notated scores. MIDI files have a Mid file name extension.

Notation products can open Karaoke (.kar) files into notated scores.

Notation Composer can also open MusicXML files, including .xml, .mxl, and .musicxml types.

Notation products can read a NoteSoft file, which has a .not file name extension. A NoteSoft file keeps a copy of the score, so that it does not have to be transcribed again when you reopen the file. The NoteSoft file also keeps a copy of the MIDI data, fully integrated with the score. The original sound of the song e.g. of the MIDI file is preserved; and it saves the assignment of tracks to MIDI devices, banks, and patches.